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Tremendous! Blazers Take Down OKC 111-98 to Grab 3-1 Series Lead

In a wild game, OKC couldn’t handle the Blazers, who come home with a chance to win their playoff series.

NBA: Playoffs-Portland Trail Blazers at Oklahoma City Thunder Rob Ferguson-USA TODAY Sports

In a crazy playoff atmosphere, the Blazers were too much for OKC, winning 111-98 (Box score). Portland now leads the best-of-four NBA Playoffs series 3-1, and have a chance to finish it Tuesday night at Moda Center. Let’s recap the basics.

Another wild third quarter for Damian. Lillard trudged through a cold-shooting first half, but recently, third quarter has been Lillard Time. He lit up OKC, putting Portland into a lead they would never relinquish.

Russ and Paul struggle again. After some early hot shooting, Westbrook and George had trouble finding the hoop for the rest of the night.

The other guys shine. Al-Farouq Aminu and Zach Collins were huge for Portland tonight, keeping them in the game when others were struggling.

What’s Next

The teams return to Portland for Game 5 on Tuesday.